How to Beat Plague Inc. Neurax Worm on Normal

Updated on November 23, 2015
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Neurax worm is a lot like Parasite. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what it is, except that this time we have a whole new set of rules, transmissions, symptoms, and even a new ability.

This is a big tutorial with big words, but if you're using the full mobile version's with increased speed or Plague Inc. Evolved for the PC, this level should take no more than ten minutes.

Note: We will allow all symptoms to mutate.

Evolved Neurax Worm Walkthrough

Let's Get Started

1. Start your Neurax Worm in South Africa.
2. Build your DNA points to (25).
Concertina Locomotion, Undulatory Locomotion, Air 1, Water 1.
3. Build your DNA points to (25).
Cold Resistance 1, Trojan Planes, Drug Resistance 1.
4. Click on airplane bubble pop-up and infect islands first.
5. Build your DNA points to (33-35).
Water 2, Air 2.
6. Continue to use Trojan Plane Bubble to infect islands.
7. Build DNA points to (125).
Air 3, Eggs 1, Eggs 2, Water 3, Eggs 3.
Drug Resistance 2, Cold Resistance 2, Genetic Hardening 1.
8. Build DNA points to (100).
Genetic Hardening 2/Neural Breach, Cerebral Tendrils, Frontal Mesh, Immaturity, Mania.
9. Wait until everyone is infected (message will display).
Aggression, Acute Encephalitis, Cognitive Scrambling, Schizophrenia, Hallucinations, Blindness.
If you're on your phone, be sure to swipe right to view the complete table.

10. Spend you points as you choose.

I prefer to use more lethal weapons at this point, but it is up to you.

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      N/A 6 days ago

      Lethality is the opposite direction you need to go you fool!!!

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      ass 2 weeks ago


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      Harry 3 weeks ago

      Once I finished the tutorial, threw some of my own bits in. Finished with 45% finished cure.

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      chkn 5 weeks ago

      worked, the cure was 91% complete when i was done but i added a few more things at the end and i think without those i would've lost

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      Podzilla 2 months ago

      Thanks, the trojan planes helped a lot (ironically the islands got randomly infected, so I sent them to Canada since they take a while for infection) love the guide!

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      Ed 2 months ago

      Great guide, but I recommend anyone following this guide to disregard the final step. Once everyone is infected, evolve obsession, then devotion, then transcendence. This immediately wins you the game and also nets you the achivement ‘Assuming Direct Control’.

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      VortexIND 2 months ago

      690 days

      Cure research around 80%

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      Wow, it really works 2 months ago

      It is really working all humanity extinct in 772 day and only 53% cure complete!

      Lose one time because I didn't buy cold resist 2

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      Tim 3 months ago

      Did not work. Had to slow down the research as much as I could. but still, Greenland and Iceland survived.

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      Max 4 months ago

      Thanks so much! all of your tutorials have worked for me.

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      Jeff 4 months ago

      Finished in 777 days LOL

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      idk 4 months ago

      This worked just fine for me- I have no idea why people are saying it didn't work for them.

      Yeah, sure Eggs 3 isn't a thing, but I honestly think that the people that complained about it and then "had it not work for them" didn't actually follow instructions at all.

      If you follow instructions and then use the rest of the points, after absolutely everyone becomes infected, as you see fit (mainly towards symptoms and some towards drug resistant based abilities) you'll find that you'll succeed with around 600-800 days and 50-70% cure rate.

      I replayed this mode 9 times following this guide to the letter and didn't fail once after following this guide.

      There's no way that this guide isn't successful if you have it set to normal difficulty and nothing else. Anything else and it doesn't work- but it's not a guide on how to win on "brutal bacteria mode". It's a guide for "normal neurax worm". That's it.

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      Tsuskasa 5 months ago

      Thanks for the tutorial! Worked on the first try for me, there's something rather satisfying about watching those red dots slowly spread from country to country...

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      Penguin 7 months ago

      I love your tutorials. I had stopped playing this game because Fungal stuck me so hard... but your explanation has relit my love for this game. Thank you so much and I hope you keep doing what you're doing :)

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      kiki 7 months ago

      These tutorials are amazing!

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      Joe 7 months ago

      I was about to say this guide didn't work and it needed to be changed slightly because I came within hundreds of people of winning in five attempts, then I found I left it on brutal difficulty, won first time after I put it on normal again XD thank you

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      orteam 7 months ago


      71% cure 729 days

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      Frustrated Gamer 8 months ago

      I've tried this twice and I've lost both times following this to a T! Plus, "eggs 3" isn't even a thing. This walkthrough is useless and disappointing since most on here are accurate. Llease rework your strategy into one that actually works please.

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      Bmaximum 9 months ago

      Hey, had plague for a while and wasn't able to make progress past bacteria, the cure would just progress too fast. With help from your guides I've been able to breeze through the game and have fun. I know this is a few years late but thank you

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      Anonymoustache 10 months ago

      I enslaved humanity with only 100,000 or so people left!

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      MTG K1809o 10 months ago

      In the part where you first evolve symptoms it's better if Chris the path were you enslave humanity

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      Tony B. 10 months ago

      You have been a great help, thank you.*****

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      Suwako_NKM 11 months ago

      Works perfectly on brutal for me thanks a lot for the guide

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      Rainwing 12 months ago

      I recommend updating this because it didn't work for me and I followed the instructions perfectly.

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      Jen Anderson 12 months ago

      810 days 75% cure

      I followed the instructions exactly as they're written and had no problems on my first try. Thanks!

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      Some guy 12 months ago

      Doesn't work. I tried it three times and it didn't work.

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      IdjitKicker 12 months ago

      No, did not work, followed exactly and ended up with 95% researched before got message that 100% infeceted. Maybe bad luck, will try again.

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      RandoM UseR 13 months ago

      Nope didnt work for me - Ill try again.

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      Nash presto 13 months ago

      It only took me 580 days and 76 cure. Thanks for all the help:)

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      Rozack 14 months ago

      Time:570 Days Cure:88% Total Score:10620 and thank you!

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      deathpickle911 18 months ago

      There was no eggs 3

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      19 months ago

      got it done with only 33% cure and it took 705 days

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      Bagellover56 21 months ago

      This is the best site for tuts and best person ever now everybody start worshipping the worm god not the stoopid helix fossil worshipp me the god of neurax worms me bagellover56

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      Justin hunt 22 months ago

      85% and still made it

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      Rozack 22 months ago

      97% omg i almost fail

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      Andrethebruh 23 months ago

      Worked at first try! :D killed them all,64% cure (used reshuffle 3 with the rest of the points) and 713 days :3

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      Awai 23 months ago

      killed them all; wahahaha!!! 748 days, cure 65% complete and 10820 score

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      Sans 23 months ago

      because your are a jenius!

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      FireMaker112 2 years ago

      For some reason, it never works for me. Tried 14 times.

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      Chadhulhu 2 years ago

      good ideas.

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      Nike 2 years ago

      Thanks you I finally got past it!! You my friend are amazing!!

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      Zute 2 years ago

      Followed your guide step by step a few times over. Still managed to lose on this level. Which makes me sad because your guide is very thorough. Going to keep at it though.

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      Jrye 2 years ago

      Awesome i think you're awesome man

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      Mila 2 years ago

      Thanks to you im able to pass levels. Thank you Ashleign :)

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      Matanel 2 years ago

      Thx! You should get genetic hardening 1 & 2 and genetic reshuffle 3 because until I got genetic reshuffle 3 the cure got up to 97%!! But otherwise, this was very useful. Also, your other guides are awesome until prion. Still can't find a way to get past that one! But still, thanks for all the other guides!!

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      Lance 2 years ago

      I personally prefer to go the non-lethal route. Once everybody's infected, I shoot straight for Transcendence. I name my Neurax Worm Cthulhu, so the game ends with everybody worshiping Cthulhu.

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      AmyP 2 years ago

      yes, you can win using transcendence. i had 150 DNA points and only 48% cure for 3 Biohazard/Stars. I followed your tutorial except I transcended.

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      Christian 2 years ago

      Thanks so much for the tutorials they help me so much!

      You are awesome!

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      Mark 2 years ago

      Wow, works great! Thank you so much! Those scientists don't stand a chance against this walkthrough.

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      Snuffs 2 years ago

      So, thank you yet again for a great guide.

      This one was a bit nervwracking. The cure got up to 99% for me. But that was due to me being sloppy and not paying well enough attention to my points. But i manged to rewrite my strain ( required all 3) And managed to kill everyone off before the cure was done. Stopped at 87%.

      And again, Thank you for the guide. You're awesome!

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      Guest 3 years ago

      I've followed this to the tee over five times and nothing seems to be working.

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      Bubblegum Senpai 3 years ago from Little Tokyo

      Thanks for posting these tutorials. I write on anime a lot here, so obviously I'm a bit of a nerd, and what nerd doesn't love gaming? Especially with a science aspect. I just picked this game up a few days ago. I do try each plague without tutorials first, but every now and then I get stuck. Thanks a bunch!

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      Ashleign 3 years ago

      To be honest I have tried doing tutorials for the brutal ones. They just aren't popular enough to keep doing. I have other tutorials on my youtube you might find funny as well. I've come a long way from a guy uploading raw video to youtube lol.

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      nick 3 years ago

      These tutorials have worked Every Single time, and the commentary is pretty funny. Id like to see some Brutal walkthroughs as well!

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      shaddurak 3 years ago

      great guide but i assumed direct control and enslaved with transcedance and got a steam acheiv =)

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      Luitzifa 3 years ago

      World in Slavery after 408 Days. 16% Cure, Score 40280

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      Mordyr 3 years ago

      Beat it in 514 days using transcendence

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      Steel Hyaena 3 years ago

      Third try via this tutorial, folowing all your tips... not working for me.

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      AeroAviation 3 years ago

      I did this but with a slightly different approach after everyone was infected, I made everyone worship it and turned them insane so yeah... they are enslaved now

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      NitroQueen 3 years ago

      Worked like a charm on 1st try..thanks for the great tutorial :)

      My Toxicosis worm killed all in 881 days

      Cure at 61% complete.

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      asd 3 years ago

      there's no air and water in the new version

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      Mortalich 3 years ago

      Thank you !

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      Ashleign 3 years ago

      glad to hear it!

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      ][)enys 3 years ago

      All of these so far have been awesome and working on the first try for me. Thanks a lot :D

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      Ashleign 3 years ago

      Nice. Well thank you for that. I'll look at changing the tutorial.

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      BillTheBard 3 years ago

      Just a quick note -you can win quicker by not going for the lethal symptoms, but instead going for the Transcendence ability - once everyone is infected, they don't start dying, they start worshipping the Worm as God! Instant Victory!